Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with selection masks , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Organization.
One more way to work with objects is to use Selection Mask, and these are ways to limit…the types of objects that you select in Maya.…Now in this scene we have a number of different types of objects.…So if I zoom out here, you can see I've got some lights, I have got what are called polygonal…objects, which would be the walls or the table.…I also have what are called NURBS surfaces, which would be the bowl and the fruit in the bowl.…Now if I want, I can restrict selection or allow selection by object type.…
Say, for example, here is a light. If I select that light, I can certainly see it.…But let's say I wanted to not be able to select lights.…I can do this by using what are called Selection Masks, which are up along the top.…Now we have a Global Option here, which we can turn all Objects on or off.…I'm going to make sure these are all on, and then let's start restricting them one by one.…Now we have a number of different types of objects here.…If I right-click over any one of these, I can see what they are.…
- Configuring your computer to work best with Maya
- Setting preferences
- Enabling plug-ins
- Using the Hotbox
- Using the Move tool
- Manipulating pivots
- Understanding the Channel Box
- Creating hierarchies
- Hiding and showing objects
- Working with selection masks
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up Maya
2. Understanding the Maya Interface
3. Manipulating Objects
4. Staying Organized
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